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Exclusive Premiere: Marissa Nadler “The Wrecking Ball Company”

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Blessed with a voice that Pitchfork determined one you would “follow straight into Hades,” Marissa Nadler makes music to swoon to. Her quixotic folk-inflected songs are the stuff of daydreams, but she doesn’t have her head in the clouds. Far more than just a pretty voice, the Boston-based artist knows how to put the indie in indie rock. After putting out two critically-lauded albums on Kemado Records, she decided to venture out on her own. She raised money via a successful Kickstarter campaign and by selling records on Etsy. She was able to put out last summer’s self-titled album on her own record label, Box of Cedar.

Her new album, “The Sister,” is due out May 29, and is mean to be a companion to the self -titled album. Nadler describes it as “the most honest, natural record I’ve ever written.” We are proud to present the video for her first single ‘The Wrecking Ball Company’ off of the upcoming release. Nadler explained that for her, “The song references the walls that can grow up between two people and how painful that distance can be. The couple is sharing the same desolate, unadorned house, but they are apart, and looking for a hopeful sign to bring them back together.” As with most of Nadler’s tracks, the song is gorgeously melancholic. The song pairs Nadler’s wistful evocative voice with a guitar track that manages to eke out further layers of brilliant sorrow that you’ll want to listen to again and again.

Watch her new video for “The Wrecking Ball Company” exclusively here:

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Listen to “Weird Al” Talk About Meeting Paul McCartney on Kevin & Bean

Weird Al comes to Comedy Bang! Bang! starting June 3rd at 11P on IFC.

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We’re days away from Friday’s grand premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic as the newest bandleader for Comedy Bang! Bang!and ol’ Al has been making the rounds to promote it. In addition to his guest spot on the CB!B! podcast, Al also stopped by the “Kevin & Bean Podcast” on KROQ to chat about the new gig, jamming with Alice Cooper in Hawaii (presumably Cooper’s natural habitat), and the one celebrity around whom he can’t maintain his composure.

Give a listen to “Weird Al” on the “Kevin & Bean Podcast” below.

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Listen to “Weird Al” Talk about Working With Scott Aukerman on the Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast

"Weird Al" comes to Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11P on IFC

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Days before his grand debut as the newest Comedy Bang! Bang! bandleader, “Weird Al” Yankovic appeared on the CB!B! podcast to chat with host and comedy cohort Scott Aukerman about the new gig, what it’s like being on a TV set after a 20-year hiatus, his Mandatory Fun World Tour, and his new version of the theme song. Al also drops some details about an upcoming boxed set containing rare songs and other goodies.

Check out “Weird Al” on the latest episode of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast below, and be sure to catch him on the season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11P on IFC. This week Scott and Al welcome guests Kevin Bacon and The Lonely Island on back-to-back episodes.

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10 Jokes That Prove Andy Kindler Is One of The Best Stand-Ups Working Today

Catch Andy on a brand new Maron Wednesday at 9P on IFC.

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While fans of IFC may know Andy Kindler as one of Marc’s snarky pals on Maron, he’s also one of the hardest working stand-ups in the biz. With his sarcastic take on pop culture and self deprecating style, Andy’s carved out a unique corner of the comedy sphere. Before you catch Andy on a brand new Maron this Wednesday at 9P, check out a few of his best jokes that’ll remind you you’re not the only one who thinks the world is nuts.

10. Andy has some self esteem issues.

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9. Okay, he kind of hates himself.

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8. Still, he has important points to make.

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7. And he knows how to party.

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6. He just gets people.

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5. And he’s open to new experiences.

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4. And he has his priorities straight.

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3. He’s more of a glass is half empty type of guy.

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2. Seriously, he’s not a happy person.

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1. But at least he has his hobbies.

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Watch Andy visit Marc in the “Dead Son Museum” this Wednesday at 9P on IFC.

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